Katt Williams Breaks The Net As Recent Interview Records Over 13 Million Views In 24 Hours

BY Dora Abena Dzaka January 5, 2024 3:47 PM EDT
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Katt Williams’ recent interview on Shannon Sharpe’s “Club Shay Shay” podcast has caused quite a stir on the internet.

The comedian is the talk of social media this week following his nearly three-hour-long appearance on the show in which he called out a long list of other comedians and entertainers.

With 13,591,474 YouTube views and 79,381 comments in just 24 hours, Katt Williams’ interview on Shannon Sharpe’s “Club Shay Shay” podcast is regarded as one of his best.

During the interview, the renowned comedian Katt Williams made fun of other comedians, including Steve Harvey, Kevin Hart, Rickey Smiley, and Cedric the Entertainer. He talked candidly about his difficult upbringing, including his time spent homeless after moving out at the age of 13, as well as the financial difficulties he encountered while launching his career.

Katt also recalled the events leading up to his well-known meltdown on Wanda Smith’s radio program and how, afterward, he found himself staring down the barrel of a gun.

Katt Williams honored Ice Cube by giving him the flowers he believed he had long since earned amid giggles and revelations.

He also mentioned giving back and supporting upcoming comedians financially following successful shows.

Katt got personal discussing his never-married status and the circumstances surrounding Taraji P. Henson, Nick Cannon, Jonathan Majors, and Kanye West.

Reflecting on the comedy scene of the past, Katt illuminated the dynamics among the Kings of Comedy and their animosity toward Bernie Mac. This episode presented Katt Williams in a way that transcended the stage, offering a rollercoaster of humor and raw truths.

Numerous individuals who were targeted by Williams have addressed the instances they were cited. Cedric the Entertainer stated on Instagram that “revisionist history, regardless of whatever Katt’s opinion is, one joke that Katt Williams claims is his is not representative of my career. All that tough talk!” he lamented after Williams publicly called him out. “Being an adult makes me seem corny. And it’s not going to work out the way you expect it to. I have this over here, and you do you,” Cedric the Entertainer added.

Williams’ remarks were deemed “honestly sad” by Kevin Hart in a response post on X, to which he attached a trailer for his upcoming film Lift.

During his radio show on Thursday, Smiley said that he had “no reason to lie about” the “Friday After Next” cast. He added, “I’m glad that they made that decision because there was no way in hell that I could have executed that role like that.” Smiley wished Williams “nothing but the best” but acknowledged that it “makes me sad the way [Williams’ comments] made my kids feel.